It's a long story, but we are about to move into our new home and the kitchen island was not finished as planned in our contract. (Let's not dwell on the details. The right people are accepting responsibility.) We have an enameled (Navajo White) island in our kitchen (with other cabinetry in the kitchen in Bronze Walnut). The enamel was planned to have a coffee glaze that just never got done! Please see attached photo.
The cabinet people can still do the glaze, but they are recommending AGAINST the glaze for a couple of reasons. They say the plain enamel will stand up better to wear and tear (ie. kicking from three little girls on stools at the island). They say that imperfections in the glaze will be a lot more obvious than in plain enamel. Second, they tell us that they have not done a glaze in any homes for various builders for almost a year. Basically, the carpenter is saying that the glaze is a trend that is past its prime.
Is it true that no one is glazing any more?
Will creamy enamel (with topcoating, but NO glaze) truly stand up better to the abuse of my three little ones?
I am anxious to hear from you all. Thank you in advance!